Did the New Deal Solidify the 1932 Democratic Realignment?

  title={Did the New Deal Solidify the 1932 Democratic Realignment?},
  author={Shawn Everett Kantor and Price V. Fishback and John Joseph Wallis},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},

How Successful Was the New Deal? The Microeconomic Impact of New Deal Spending and Lending Policies in the 1930s

The New Deal during the 1930s was arguably the largest peace-time expansion in federal government activity in American history. Until recently there had been very little quantitative testing of the

"The Good of the Country Rises Above Party": Roosevelt, La Guardia, and O'Connor and the Works Progress Administration in New York City During the Great Depression

On May 6, 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 7034 to create and appropriate federal funds for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression. This

The politics of beer: analysis of the congressional votes on the beer bill of 1933

Abstract Nine days after he took office in March 1933, Franklin Roosevelt asked Congress to amend existing federal Prohibition policy so as to allow for the sale and consumption of 3.2% alcohol beer.

Financial Sector Reform: How Far Are We?

Although the recession in the United States that started in December 2007 ended in June 2009, the impact of the Great Recession, which began when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15,

The Dust Bowl and American elections

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The Political Economy of New Deal Spending: An Econometric Analysis

T HE New Deal years offer a laboratory for testing the hypothesis that political behavior in a democracy can be understood as a rational effort to maximize the prospects of electoral success. This

The South and the New Deal

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in as president, the South was unmistakably the most disadvantaged part of the nation. The region's economy was the weakest, its educational level the lowest, and

The Birth of the Old Federalism: Financing the New Deal, 1932-1940

The relative importance of federal and local government was reversed between 1932 and 1940. This changing composition of government expenditures by level of government accounts for the rise of “big”

The Impact of Federal Spending on House Election Outcomes

While it is widely believed by academics, politicians, and the popular press that incumbent members of Congress are rewarded by the electorate for bringing federal dollars to their district, the

New Deal Activity and the States, 1933 to 1939

In the three months after his inauguration—the now famous 100 days—Franklin Roosevelt proposed a veritable barrage of programs that were passed by Congress—programs which were to have a profound

Striking at the Roots of Crime: The Impact of Social Welfare Spending on Crime During the Great Depression

The Great Depression of the 1930s led contemporaries to worry that people hit by hard times would turn to crime in their efforts to survive. Franklin Roosevelt argued that the unprecedented and

Did New Deal Grant Programs Stimulate Local Economies? A Study of Federal Grants and Retail Sales During the Great Depression

Using data on New Deal grants to each U.S. county from 1933 to 1939, we estimate how relief and public works spending and payments to farmers through the Agricultural Adjustment Administration

Striking at the Roots of Crime: The Impact of Welfare Spending on Crime during the Great Depression

During the Great Depression contemporaries worried that people hit by hard times would resort to crime. President Franklin Roosevelt argued that the massive government relief efforts “struck at the